Groningen is a city that counts approximately two hundred thousand souls. The city was built around the Grote Markt, which takes place on the Main Square of the city.
In the city of Groningen all roads lead to the Main Square. On the Main Square we can find the most famous tourist sites such as the Martinkerk and its 97.5 metre tall church tower the Martintoren. Groningen is a UniverCity and the nearly forty thousand students give it a lively atmosphere with joyous nightlife. There are two museums that are worth mentioning in Groningen: one of them is the Noordelijk Scheepvaarts Museum, which is a sailing-history based museum, and the other one is the Museum van Oudheden, which has many wings, maybe the most famous are the works of Rubens, and the archaeological section.
The main transportation for locals is the bicycle as everywhere in the Netherlands, though Groningen is connected to three motorways and the inner circle of roads inside the city are well-structured too, so other cities, are easily accessible by car just as the main sights of Groningen. As for the town's own traffic: if you rent a car you can experience a calm, and soothing adventure if you come from a crowded and always rushing driving environment.